Music: Mystery in Madrid

When frail, nervous Spanish Composer Manuel de Falla died two years ago in voluntary exile in Argentina, he left behind some fiery and famous works: the lyric drama La Vida Breve, the ballets El Amor Brujo and The Three-Cornered-Hat But most of his friends said: "He died too soon; he died without finishing his master piece."

They seemed to be wrong. Last week, a different story was making the rounds in Madrid.

A scholarly, mystic man who led a life of celibate solitude, De Falla began work in 1928 on a great oratorio for soloists...

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